Teacher Development Institute hosted a Moodle platform training workshop

Author: ECDOE
Date: 08 April 2022

Nelson Mandela Provincial Teacher Training Development Institute (NMPTDI) organised a Moodle platform training workshop from the 28 March - 01 April 2022 for Subject advisors, e-learning and Teacher Development of Nelson Mandela Bay District (NMBD).

The group was joined by MMELI and Queenstown Provincial Teacher Development Institutes, Directors, and staff as well as Education Development Centre Managers from Nelson Mandela Bay district, Amathole West, Amathole East, Buffalo City Municipality, Chris Hani West and OR Tambo.

The aim of the training was for the team to use the Learning Management system and work smarter rather than harder.

A learning management system (LMS) is a software used to administer learning and training of various courses to one or more learners. These days, an LMS is typically a cloud-based system that allows the learners to authenticate themselves, register for the course, complete the course, and then take assessments for learning outcomes.

Worldwide institutions are using Learning Management Systems to supplement learning and training requirements.

The most popular LMS Moodle , which is an open source, free to download, flexible user-friendly eLearning platform, supported by a global community and with over 68 million users worldwide from all types of organizations.

System is ideal for compliance training, Online course development, Competency-based training and management, Onboarding training, Workplace safety training, Product and service launches and hiring, recruitment and interview process


Moodle has a user-friendly interface with self-descriptive navigation features.  Moodle LMS is easy to use but one needs to invest minimum time on training and learning to familiarize employees to use it effectively.

Moodle based Learning Management System (LMS) is easy to integrate various institutional functions within such as human resource management, compliance, talent management, workflow management, customer relationship management, payment processing to name a few. Besides, it also has features that enable the sharing of data across all locations.

Moodle platform can support all latest eLearning standards. It also enables  uploading of  existing documents and videos, and also share materials and events between courses or learning paths.

Moodle-based LMS has a responsive design, which means that the content can adjust to different screen sizes, be it a mobile device or tablet. Also, with more and more people using their smartphones while on the move.

Besides providing online features, this Moodle platform is able to support offline learning and includes features for tracking, recording and assessing offline events along with online ones.

Moodle platform supports pre-tests and post-tests as part of the learning process. Besides, it has several flexible testing and assessment features, for example, automatic and manual marking, storing a learner’s complete assessment portfolio etc.

Apart from assessment and testing, Moodle-platform includes features to track and record learners’ progress through a learning path. Besides, it can analyse exam performance and record which learners have completed particular learning items and which ones have not.

The Moodle LMS has a secure sign-in feature to protect sensitive data. It also provides controlled access to ensure data integrity is always maintained.

Another reason for Moodle’s popularity is the fact that it is configurable, highly flexible, and feature-rich with more than five hundred plugins developed by a global community of learners, managers and administrators that allow you to perform all organisational needs and make learning collaborative, engaging and fun.

Moodle based LMS enjoys popularity with all types and sizes of organizations, mainly because it is configurable, highly flexible and feature rich. It is more cost-effective.

At the end of the last day of the training, Nelson Mandela Provincial Teacher Development Institute awarded Certificates of Recognition for the three training Facilitators